Education tops S.C. political problems
Richard Owen is a lifelong Columbian. Now that he's retired, Owen can take in more of South Carolina's politics and nice weather. He likes one more than the other. Owen said he didn't have much faith in politicians and was still unsure about how he would vote in 2012. But incumbents Nikki Haley and Barack Obama won't be getting contributions from Owen anytime soon. If you'd like to be part of our Voice of the Voter series, email Reilly Moore at email@example.com.
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Jerry Moore doesn't know who he'll vote for in 2012, but he knows something has to change. Moore, 64, is a retiree from Columbia who sympathizes with many members of the Occupy movement. He said he thought government needed to focus on what was best for average people instead of bis business. In the Midlands, Moore said he would like to see continued improvement to the education system and improvements in employment opportunities. Statewide, Moore expressed concerns about Gov. Nikki Haley's leadership. Moore said he wasn't impressed by any of the candidates for president in 2012 just yet, but hoped that whoever emerged as the frontrunner would make his or her economic plan clear and consider an adjustment in the tax system. If you would …